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There are 6 new and 0 updated products since January 2018 There are 2 consultations in progress.

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Antibiotics should be restricted for COPD

Antibiotics should be restricted for COPD

Healthcare professionals should consider the risk of antimicrobial resistance when deciding whether antibiotics are needed for treating or preventing a flare up of symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

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